My Summer Internship – what I’ve learned so far

Hi! I’m Anjali and I’m currently on a 3-month summer internship with Auto Trader as a Business Development Intern in Manchester. I’m studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics here at York. Although my degree doesn’t directly relate to the next steps I’m taking in my career, the transferable skills I’ve picked up across the three disciplines … Continue reading My Summer Internship – what I’ve learned so far

My Pre-Placement Thoughts

The idea of a year in industry or a placement year can be a daunting prospect. So hopefully, this blog will go some way to make you feel better about the process whether you are a first-year just learning about them or a second-year coming close to the deadline for securing one. My placement is … Continue reading My Pre-Placement Thoughts

Jade’s experience as an Intern Games Designer at Criterion Games

We asked Interactive Media student Jade about their degree, gaining work placement experience and the day-to-day life of a games designer. Why did you decide to do a placement? Working in the games industry has always been what I wanted to do and through the course I’m studying at university, I discovered my love for … Continue reading Jade’s experience as an Intern Games Designer at Criterion Games

A week in the life of an aspiring forensic psychologist

In my blog I hope to inform prospective students hoping to go into Forensic Psychology/other relevant disciplines what to expect in a typical week: with a few social activities mixed in! I also hope to shed some light on the amazing support from the psychology department and all the targeted help they give.

My favourite thing about university is the constant opportunities of independence to build your confidence. You choose what course you want to do, which modules you take, and where to take your knowledge. Psychology at York University really helps you take hold of where you want your future to go.

Ella’s placement experience at The Walt Disney Company

Interactive Media student Ella tells us about her work placement as a Creative Campaigns and Production Intern at The Walt Disney Company. Why did you decide to do a placement? I really wanted to get outside the university bubble and experience the creative industry for myself. Also, as Interactive Media is a hugely varied course … Continue reading Ella’s placement experience at The Walt Disney Company

Meet 4th Year Social Work student, Lucy

Once I recognised the broad field of work that social work offers, I was so intrigued. Knowing that I could go into a career that would identify where my strengths are and allow me to match these with a particular field of work really sat well with me as opposed to a career that didn’t have much room to diversify.

Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links

While university itself can be a daunting experience, many may already be worrying about what comes after as they leave education and enter unknown territory…the workplace! Fears about getting a job are no different or arguably even more so when it comes to the creative industries. Particularly among those from lower socioeconomic and minority backgrounds, … Continue reading Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links

My Year in Industry… at a Small Company

Hi, I’m Vinnie, I study Social and Political Sciences, and I did a Year in Industry. I would love to tell you about my work placement, and whether you should consider doing a Year in Industry. A Careers and Placements ‘Year in Industry’ is available to everyone. In my blog, I discuss motives for doing a Year in Industry, my experiences, what I think you can learn, my assessment of the experience overall and what I gained. I present a personal perspective which intends to leave you considering whether you should do a Year in Industry. But further, its about taking control of your university journey and learning more about who you are, and who you would like to become… whilst being paid. Enjoy.